So I’m in to week two of growing a mustache for Movember, the world-wide event to raise money for prostate cancer. I’ve never grown a mustache before, but I’ve always held the belief that I could grow a great one so we’re going to find out. I’m going for the Burt Reynolds/Thomas Magnum/Ned Flanders look.
My wife is not happy with the idea, but she’s willing to live with it since it’s for a good cause. Little does she know that I’m not shaving it off at the end! Not really.
My pledge page is here, and if you have a few bucks in your wallet, why not put them to good use and help fight cancer to afflicts millions of men?
This year’s Ottawa Gala was another resounding success…in the six years I have been photographing this event, I can’t remember a busier time. The theme this year was “Bourbon Street,” with masks and beads as the accessories of choice.
For the full image wrap-up, check out the Facebook fan page gallery. Thanks to everyone who attended.
The 2009 Ottawa Gala was yesterday and as always it was the place to be. This is a semi-formal charity ball benefiting the Fund for a New Generation. This year’s theme was the Golden Age of Glamour.
The evening started out with some live entertainment including both ballroom and swing dancing…
…and some jazz in the VIP room.
A little later, a fashion show featuring clothing inspired by the Hollywood classics:
Then the Conference Center was transformed into the biggest dance club in Ottawa:
There were tons of candids taken throughout the night; the full set of images is here if you want to find yourself See you next year!
I had the honour and privilege to photograph the first Diva Foundation awards gala tonight. The mission statement of the foundation is to recognize outstanding contributions to women’s health and well being. The first award winner was Maureen McTeer, pictured here with her husband Joe Clark.
The list of accomplishments that Ms McTeer has achieved is too long for a simple blog post, but (to put it mildly) she is imminently deserving of the recognition. The award includes a specially designed pin, and a cheque, donated to create a Chair in Women?s Clinical Health Research at the Shirley E. Greenberg Women?s Health Centre at the Ottawa Hospital. She also received a framed copy of the congratulatory letter from Micha?lle Jean, the Governor General.
She was introduced by the Right Honourable Beverly McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada, and (if I may say so) a pretty fun person to be around.